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Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 10:50 am  |  28 responses

Orlando Magic Reach Buyout With Glen Davis

 

by Marcel Mutoni @ marcel_mutoni

The tumultuous Glen Davis Era in Orlando is over. “Big Baby”, 28, has reached a contract buyout agreement with franchise that traded for him in December 2011.

Unable to move the big fella prior to Thursday’s trade deadline, the Magic decided to cut Davis loose.

Per the Orlando Sentinel:

“It became apparent that they felt it was necessary to try to allow their younger players more time on the court and were in a full rebuild mode,” said Davis’ agent, John Hamilton.

“That also meant that would probably impact Glen’s time on the floor. So this is probably the best thing for both the Magic and for Glen. It gives him the opportunity to start anew with a new club that’s in the playoff hunt, and it gives the Magic the opportunity to put their young guys on the floor and give them valuable time playing.”

Glen Davis is owed $6.4 million this season, and was under contract with Orlando for $6.6 million next year. “Big Baby” no longer fit within the team’s long-term vision. Assuming he clears waivers, Glen Davis becomes an unrestricted free agent Monday.

According to Yahoo!, Davis’ former coach Doc Rivers and the LA Clippers are the front-runners to land the big man, but the Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors are all reportedly interested.

Davis averaged 11.6 points and 6.1 rebounds in 140 regular season games with the Orlando Magic.

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  • Stainless

    They should have kept brandon bass.

  • LLC#12

    He is definitely a useful player, very curious to see where he ends up.

  • GP
  • trillsap

    gotta b the clips… desperately need another big + played for doc + loves the spotlight – hates motel keyboards= yup

  • Czakó Balázs

    https://www.facebook.com/CzakoBalazsPhotography
    Maybe he’ll end up in Miami too… :) I can’t imagine him in Heat uniform.

  • heartlandG

    I was wondering how Doug McDermott would fit w the Magic wit Big Baby – this perfect

  • spit hot fiyah

    my guess is clips because of the doc connection. i don’t really think he fills their need but he is a big body (pun intended)

  • Caboose

    Spurs could make a run depending on Tiago’s health going forward. Having another big guy who can get rebounds and hit the midrange jumper could really help.

  • Anthony

    Not saying he wouldn’t fit or this is a bad look, but in my opinion Miami already has two “projects” on the books with Supa Cool Beas & Oden, so I doubt he ends up in Miami.

  • Anthony

    With all of their injuries I see him going to ATL even though he’s a similar player to all of their other PFs.

  • Jay

    He’ll be in Miami by Wednesday

  • Czakó Balázs
  • dannyb

    Hey Baby, there are really good donuts in Portland!

  • north

    I think that’s why they took a chance on Austin Daye. Pop is the only one who can tap into what he did as a rookie. I feel like Pop would think Davis is too drama for the Spurs. Who knows though.

  • north

    Here’s hoping that PT goes to Andrew Nicholson. Give that kid time and he’ll shine.

  • retrobat

    HOOOOORRRRAAAYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Caboose

    Eh, Pop handled Stephen Jackson, I think he can take Big Baby.

  • LakeShow

    Handled/kicked him out

  • The Fresh Prince of Nsam

    Where do you guys get these images???

  • Caboose

    Won a ring with…

  • pposse

    that was way before he was a headcase

  • Tragic_Johnson

    They know what they would be getting from him. I think he would be a contributor, not a project.

  • KingBenjamin

    Big Baby should sign with the Nets, he needs to be nurtured by KG again.

  • Ugh

    There was no point at which Jax was not a headcase.

  • The Seed

    Just feels like he will sign with Miami for the minimum.

  • Santi

    I agree, specially after they got rid of Antwan Jamison

  • Santi

    Highly doubt it, cuz Millsap is an All Star, and Davis aint gonna play much then.

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